Monday, February 28, 2011

Here's a look at Luminescence

You can now see the entire collection of my newest print for Robert Kaufman Fabrics, Luminescence, on their website. Click on the samples there to get a larger view. Here's a St. Patrick's Day shade of Kelly. Imagine quilted Christmas projects using this print. It looks like a lit tree to me.

I'd love to hear what you think of it. I used it for a couple of patriotic projects in the upcoming Spring/Summer issue of Quilting Celebrations and I'll be posting a sneak peek of those for you soon!

Cheers :)

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Wishing for spring?

Have no fear - spring IS coming! Check out the springtime pattern offerings and the new machine embroidery designs on the website.

Speaking of the website - you can now access it at OR

I hope it's warming up where you are.


Saturday, February 5, 2011

Lily's dress-up picnic

This is about the cutest thing I ever heard of...Lily asked Lauryn to make an invitation for her to invite her family to a dress-up picnic in her room the other night. All of the ladies obliged and wore their finest. Lily was in heaven. Just a few minutes of preparation on everyone's part made her ecstatic. Toby made an appearance but didn't have proper attire so he couldn't It's so cool that you can make a child's dreams come true with so little effort if you just take the time.

Friday, February 4, 2011

An Irish Embrace

Here's another new machine embroidery I've designed for St. Patrick's Day or every day if you love the traditional Irish Claddagh ring symbol.

In case you aren't familiar with it, the Claddagh ring is usually given as a token of love and loyalty or friendship and is often worn as a wedding ring.

I've added shamrocks to my design because I love them and, originally, to symbolize my parent's children - each shamrock leaf symbolizing one of my eight siblings and myself. But, I also wanted it to symbolize an Irish embrace.

I love my Irish heritage and having a St. Patrick's Day birthday. When your birthday is on St. Patrick's Day, it's like the whole world wants to celebrate with you :) That's why you'll always see some "Irish" in my designs around this time of year. I hope you like it!

Cheers :)